I have both Democrats and Republican American friends; they are more divided on what they want for their country even more vociferous than we Brit's were in our election last year. Over every major issue they blame each other for the lawlessness, murder and crime rate. The only thing they seem to agree on, is the right to bare arms. Looking from afar it is the obsession with fire arms that seems to make every flash point worse. It might have been ok when they were forging a nation and taming the west but that era past over 100 years ago. There are more guns than people in the USA, until they change their gun culture, the violence that seems ingrained in their society will never change.

Paddy Maxwell